Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Rowhouse 1783-1929 / Edition 2

Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Rowhouse 1783-1929 / Edition 2

by Charles Lockwood
     
 

Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Rowhouse 1783-1929 was first published in 1972, and remains the only book ever written on the New York row house. It has been met with impressive critical praise ever since and Rizzoli is proud to publish this revised and updated edition as the introductory volume in the new Rizzoli Classics program, dedicated to keeping inSee more details below

Overview

Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Rowhouse 1783-1929 was first published in 1972, and remains the only book ever written on the New York row house. It has been met with impressive critical praise ever since and Rizzoli is proud to publish this revised and updated edition as the introductory volume in the new Rizzoli Classics program, dedicated to keeping in print important architecture titles.

Charles Lockwood looks at different architecture styles of the New York row house. The book is comprehensive, examining the history of New York's changing neighborhoods and the history of the various row house architectural styles--the Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, and Second Empire, as well as the eclectic but picturesque styles of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The text and illustrations also delve into the architectural details, paying meticulous attention to all features, including doorways, glass, mantels, staircases, ceiling ornaments, and ironwork.

Twenty years later, this edition is updated to include specially commissioned new color photographs of interiors and exteriors of some of New York's most impressive homes. Also included is Best of the Brownstones Walking Tours, carefully detailed and illustrated with color photographs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847825226
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
09/10/2003
Edition description:
rev
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.85(w) x 11.35(h) x 1.45(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Ch. 1Federal Style1
Ch. 2Greek Revival Style55
Ch. 3Gothic Revival Style99
Color Plates
Ch. 4The Italianate, Anglo-Italianate, and Second Empire Styles125
Ch. 5The New York Row House, 1875-1929227
The Best of the Brownstones Walking Tour257
List of Illustrations289
Bibliography294
Index298

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